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UPDATE: Flooding highlights need for fix in northwest Las Vegas

Posted: 7:28 AM, Jul 25, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-25 22:18:00-04
Flash Flood Warning in effect for Vegas valley
Flash Flood Warning in effect for Vegas valley

UPDATE AT 7 P.M. The Regional Flood Control District says they're working on a fix to prevent the flooding and debris from the storms. A new $4.2 million drainage system would divert water into basins.

UPDATE AT 6 P.M. Cottonwood Cove Access Road has reopened in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, but other roads, including Willow Beach, Temple Bar and Nelson Landing remain closed.

UPDATE AT 12:40 P.M. Cottonwood Cove Access Road in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area is closed as a result of debris from the storm. Willow Beach and Temple Bar roads remain closed.

UPDATE AT 10:45 A.M. The Flash Flood Warning has ended early for the Las Vegas valley. Most of the rain has moved out of the immediate area. The warning was originally scheduled to expire at noon.

RELATED: Photos, video from Tuesday morning's storm

ORIGINAL STORY

Although the Las Vegas valley didn't see much rain on Monday, that may change today.

A half inch of rain has already been reported at Tule Springs in the Centennial Hills area. It only took 10 minutes to reach that level.

The rain is expected to become more widespread during the early morning hours and  there is a Flash Flood Warning in effect until noon today.

Flooding could happen in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Boulder City.

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